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Papaver rhoeas  Linn.


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Botanical Name


Papaver rhoeas Linn.

English Name


Red Poppy. Corn Poppy and Corn Rose





General Info


An erect, branched, very variable annual, 30-60, cm. high. Leaves pinnately divided: segments more or less cut, awaned; flowers scarlet, with a dark eye; capsules sub-globse, smooth; seeds dark brown.

Herb Effects

Expectorant, sedative, diaphoretic and pain reliever (flower); narcotic (latex); antimicrobial, anticancer (plant extract); sudorific, sedative and anodyne (petals); anodyne, emollient, emmenagogue, expectorant, hypnotic, slightly narcotic and sedative (flowers and petals)


Papaver rhoeas L.
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Active Ingredients

Berberine, allo-cryptopine, glaucamine and glaudine (plant); mecocyanin chloride, cyanidin-B and pelargonidin-C (flower); rhoeadine (leaf, root, capsule and flower); coptisine and protopine (root and aerial part); rhoeadic and papaveric acids (fresh petals)

Chemistry of Active Ingredients
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Berberine 633-65-8 Not Available C20H18NO4+ Click Here To Enlarge
Glaucamine Not Available Not Available C21H23NO6 Click Here To Enlarge
Glaudine Not Available Not Available C22H25NO6 Click Here To Enlarge
Rhoeadine 2718-25-4 Not Available C21H21NO6 Click Here To Enlarge
Coptisine 3486-66-6 Not Available C19H14NO4+ Click Here To Enlarge
Protopine 130-86-9 Not Available C20H19NO5 Click Here To Enlarge


Medicinal Use

As a pain reliever, diaphoretic, insomnia, jaundice, hoarse voice and cough (flower); as a tonic (seed and leaf) and narcotic (latex)


Chandel et al., Biodiversity in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in India.

Bentley and Trimen, Medicinal Plants.

The Himalaya Drug Company.

Johnson T. CRC Ethnobotany Desk Reference (



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